This title offers help and advice for cancer survivors. Evidence has shown that physical activity has numerous health benefits for cancer patients and survivors. As a result, more clinicians and oncologists are recommending exercise as a strategy for reducing the side effects of treatment, speeding recovery and improving overall quality of life. In turn, cancer survivors are seeking health and fitness professionals with knowledge and experience to help them learn how to exercise safely within their capabilities. With "ACSM's Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship", they can provide safe exercise programmes to help cancer survivors improve their health, take proactive steps toward preventing recurrences and enhance their quality of life. It is a valuable reference for health and fitness professionals and medical personnel such as personal trainers, fitness specialists and physiotherapists working with cancer patients and cancer survivors.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), founded in 1954, is the world's largest sports medicine and exercise science organization with more than 45,000 US and international members and certified professionals in more than 90 countries. Dr Melinda L. Irwin has assembled a team of the most respected experts in the field of exercise and cancer survivorship who provide their expert knowledge and advice on the various aspects of the subject.
Chapter 1. Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer; Chapter 2. Side Effects and Persistent Effects of Cancer Surgery and Treatment; Chapter 3. Lifestyle Factors Associated With Cancer Incidence, Recurrence etc; Chapter 4. Benefits of Physical Activity After a Cancer Diagnosis; Chapter 5. Cardiorespiratory Fitness Testing in Clients Diagnosed With Cancer; Chapter 6. Exercise Prescription and Programming Adaptations; Chapter 7. Nutrition and Weight Management; Chapter 8. Health Behavior Change Counseling; Chapter 9. Safety, Injury Prevention, and Emergency Procedures.